Closing Bell: Vote on Which Community Projects Deserve Your Tax Dollars


For the fourth year in a row, City Council Member Brad Lander is organizing info sessions and voting for participatory budgeting. Lander has committed $1,500,000 from the city budget to make five public works projects a reality, and residents of the 39th District will decide how the money will be spent.

There are 13 proposals on the ballot, including an art installation for the 4th Avenue-9th Street subway station (pictured above), a storytelling garden at the Park Slope Library, new technology for local arts nonprofits, an A/C for the cafeteria at P.S. 124 in Park Slope, and street greening projects in Windsor Terrace and Gowanus.

Check out all the projects and their projected costs here, and find out when and where to vote between April 14 and 19. Residents will get an opportunity to learn about the projects and cast their votes at a Participatory Budgeting Expo on April 14 from 6:30 to 8:30 pm at Camp Friendship, located at 339 8th Street.

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